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BWSC, MAN ES and OLIBIS Wins International Tender

February 2020 BWSC, MAN ES and OLIBIS wins international tender to expand power supply and reduce noise pollution in the Suriname capital, Paramaribo. Resulting from an international tender process Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) has reached an agreement with OLIBIS N.V, a long-term partner in Suriname and major financial supporter to the Suriname […]

A Decade in Energy

What a difference a decade can make! The 2010s was a profound and transformative decade in energy. Heightened concerns over climate change and an increasing urgency to act, fostered energy transformation globally, shifting power portfolios from coal to low or zero-carbon resources. The decarbonization movement has become a cultural one, with a notable shift not […]

Encouraging a Customer Service Culture

The electric utility industry is experiencing unprecedented change with significant challenges to traditional business models and as such, how utilities conduct business is evolving. Utilities can benefit significantly by considering how they can create a culture of service in the midst of these industry changes. In looking at organisations known for high levels of customer […]

Security is the New Standard

Based on the interconnectedness of information networks, electricity systems and associated infrastructure remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, with a significant potential for widespread system outages, despite best efforts. Further, the technologies driving modernisation, coupled with continuously evolving regulations, make it difficult and expensive to stay ahead of those not playing by the rules. Security steps, such […]

Embracing a Dynamic Environment

To keep pace with a dynamic industry, organisational change is more than just an option. All organisations, at one time or another, face substantive modifications to some aspect of their business, the electric industry is no exception. Employees can prepare themselves to adapt successfully to a rapidly changing environment by following a variety of tips, […]

Alternative Utility Business Models

The power and utility sector, which underpins every other industry, has traditionally focused on long-lived assets and gradual policy shifts. As a result, it has adopted changes in a piecemeal, deliberate, and sometimes regulatory-constrained fashion and is not accustomed to an accelerated pace of change. But decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitisation are creating a new three-dimensional […]

Key Features of Zero-energy Buildings

While the mortgage of a zero-energy home may be higher, the total monthly costs for owning and maintaining that house will be effectively nil in a world of incessantly rising water and energy costs. It is not difficult to achieve a net-zero house, but it does take disciplined decision-making, a systems-based approach, and greater initial […]

Barriers to Widespread EV Adoption

The demand for fuel-efficient and clean vehicles continues to gain momentum globally.  With the many benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), including zero emissions and reduction in air pollution, why then aren’t EVs more prevalent on our roadways? We explore some reasons why the numbers of EVs on the road is only creeping up slowly. Variety […]

Leading the Future

An essential characteristic of leadership is having the vision and courage to look toward the future and set a course of action toward success tomorrow. We all know that new technologies, shifts in public policy, and evolving customer expectations are driving electric utilities to embrace a different way of doing business. The long-term success of […]

Encouraging Youth in STEM Careers

Despite the best efforts of industry, trade associations, skills councils, trade unions and Governments, the consensus is that more still needs to be done to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools within the region. Companies within our industry have an obvious vested interest in fostering these skills as they are the skills […]